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keep their season going. >> and getting tight. the poll just released that shows mitt romney picking up momentum in key places. we'll have those stories just ahead. first we want to go to the news4 ve desk. >> crews still on the scene of a deadly house fire in east baltimore that has killed five people, including four children. take a look. our chopper is now over the scene. wbal is reporting the grandmother and four children were killed. you can see a look at that aerial shot. you can see the apparatus as well as some flashing lights. we know that a man had to jump from a second story window. at one point a firefighter fell through the floor and two firefighters received minor injuries. investigators still not clear how the fire started. thank you. 6:00 a.m., and it is just 48 degrees out there. a chilly start to our day. we have a big baseball game today at nats park. we'll know if it's going to warm up for the baseball game.
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>> what do you say, v.j.? >> yeah, it's going to warm up, just not quite where we were yesterday. ten degrees cooler today. >> whoa. th's a big difference. >> but at least we're going have a bright sky. we have those clouds coming and going at times. the clouds would ready block the sun. said it was 47 degrees up there, upper 40s, 49 right there in d.c., just going up two degrees. look at areas north. gaithersburg, northern parts of montgomery county, you are currently at 43 degrees. we've got 52 over in annapolis, maryland, one of our warm spots as well. at the bus stop, a real chill this morning, in the 40s. low and mid 40s. but again, sunshine. and there's a little bit of a wind. snot a strong wind for today, but a little bit of a wind and we'll see a stronger wind come our way tomorrow. so cool stuff for today. here's a look at your afternoon. 59 to 62 degrees. >> checking i-66, if you're
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traveling along i-66, have a situation there. heading eastbound, had a multi-vehicle crash at 28. that crash has moved to the shoulder lane, but you're still seeing delays. i'm going to give you a live look as you head past the bypass. heavy on the brakes. very slow, these delays continue all the way to 28. once you pass 28, you're looking pretty good. this time at fairfax county parkway, your travel lanes are open here and heading to the beltway, a nice travel speed. that drive will take you 11 minutes and you're driving about 57 miles per hour. i'm back in ten. the nationals' historic season comes down to today. win and their season continues. lose and it is all over. the nats got blown out yesterday in their first home game of the postseason. the st. louis cardinals won 8-0, and that gave the world series champions a 2-1 game lead in the national league division series. the nats may have their backs to the wall, but they're confident they can overcome this hole.
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>> our whole season, we played up to this point, you know, great baseba, and what's one more? it's must-win. >> we've played all year, we've played a 162-game season, we won the n.l. east, have the best record in baseball. we're in a situation tomorrow where we have one game to play, one game to win. we got our ace going. >> ross detwiler will be on the mound for the nationals. if the nats win, they'll play a decisive fifth game of this series tomorrow night. and that ball is driven to right, and we are tied! >> and the orioles will have to bounce back from this grueling loss to the yankees if they want their season to continue as well. raul ibanez tied the game in the ninth inning with this home run last night. he won it with another homer in the 12th. the win gave the yankees a two
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games to one lead in the series. mitt romney is taking a break from the campaign trail today while the president will be in orida, one of three swing state where is he seems to be losing some ground. a new poll by nbc news, marist, and "the wall street journal" shows major gains by romney in florida, ohio, and virginia. in perhaps the most important of the three, virginia, romney now leads the president 48% to 47%, a three-point swing from last week. in ohio, the president still leads, but romney gained two points since last week to shrink the gap. and in florida, it is just a one-point lead for the president 48-47. mitt romney is clarifying his stance on abortion. the republican presidential candidate detailed his plans on the issue if elected. >> i think i've said time and again i'm a pro life candidate and i'll be a pro life president. the actions i'll take immediately are to remove funding for planned parenthood.
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it will not be part of my budget. >> earlier this week, romney told "the des moines register" that if elected he would not pursue abortion related legislation. expect an aggressive vice presidential debate tonight. vice president joe biden and republican challenger paul ryan faced off at center college in kentucky. it will be the only debate between the two and will cover both foreign and domestic issues. analysts say the pressure is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. debate coverage on nbc 4 begins tonight at 9:00 followed by news4 at 11:00. we'll get more answers about the death of a giant panda cub at the national zoo. the cub lived for six days before it died late last month. zoo keepers now believe the panda was a female. a preliminary report showed the cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. the news conference starts at 10:00 a.m., we'll be there. look for the latest at
6:06 am hikers and bikers will see more police patrols on the popular trail in montgomery county after several violent attacks there. police say two attacks on capital crescent trail may be linked. they say a teenager grabbed two other teens on september 29th in the wisconsin avenue tunnel in bethesda and tried to rob them. on friday, police arrested a 16-year-old from rockville in the case. they believe the attack may be linked to a robbery in the same tunnel that happened back in july. >> i use it a lot. my girlfriend uses it to run on. she's like a young single girl kind of running early morning, late evening, so yeah, that's pretty concerning. >> police made at least one arrest in another attack that happened in july. they do not believe it's related to the other attacks on the trail. another case this morning for police as they investigate who's been fondling women in fairfax county. a woman reported being groped as she walked on cumberland drive
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in springfield. she the sixth person to report such an incident in the last month and investigators believe there could be more cases. it is just about 6:07 this morning. setting a bad example. the best tackle in a youth football game made bay coach. a look ahead to chilly days. and next, what a celestial site on the ground. looks like from above. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions
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take a look at this stellar view. it's the aurora borealis. satellite pictures captured the northern lights directly above north america. nasa says a cosmic storm from a solar mass sent hundreds of thousands of particles into space. on earth people saw different shades of blues, purples and
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greens in the night sky. i think that's black and white. >> still beautiful. time for weather and traffic. here is veronica johnson. >> too bad that we don't get a chance to see much of the auroras down here. but what we are seeing is a very cool start to your morning. we're about an hour away from the sun coming up. we're in the 40s right now. here's a look at crownsville, maryland. 7:00 a.m., sunshine. watch temperatures. they push to 50 by 10:00 a.m. then about 58 to 60 degrees by 1:00 today. your four-day forecast, we top out at 64 degrees today. we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast in seine minu -- seven minutes. >> updating the situation in beltsville, maryland. if you're traveling westbound, the right lane is blocked by downed wires. the other situation is your eastbound lanes are blocked. what you want to do to work around that is just make a left
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on cherry hill road, then you can make a right on calverton boulevard. checking out things on 50 from maryland, those travel lanes are open. inside the beltway, no issues to report. back over to you. it is now 6:12, 47 degrees. a u.s. embassy worker targeted and killed. also new allegations against lance armstrong that go beyond doping. the gut wrenching decision for rescuers trying to free a man trapped in a garage collapse. it's ammunition for
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break news at the live desk. masked gunmen have killed a u.s. employee at the embassy in yemen. the attacker was on a motorcycle. the victim headed an embassy security team. right now a source telling nbc news this has the hallmarks of an al qaeda style attack. more information as we get it from the live desk. you may want to find out who is riding along with your teen when he or she gets behind the wheel. the survey by aaa shows that risky behavior by 16 and 17-year-old drivers increases when other teens are in the car. speeding, late night driving and alcohol use all increase between 5% and 18% when two or more teens were driving in a car with a young driver. aaa says they want to see stricter limits on who can ride with teens when they first get their license. car crashes are the leading cause of death among teens.
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total strangers took action to save a woman in a crash. dash cam video shows the fiery scene there. 21-year-old cameron heard the screams from his home and rushed to help. we understand that everyone did make it out alive. one elderly couple, though, is in critical condition this morning. new this morning, rescuers pulled a construction worker out alive 13 hours after a deadly garage collapse in miami. in order to free him, the crews had to amputate the worker's leg. he was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition. a five-story garage at the miami-dade community college collapsed yesterday afternoon, killing two workers and injuring eight others. searchers are still on the scene looking for one person. the campus is closed for the rest of the week. in about two hours, we'll find out more about the body found a few miles from where a 10-year-old girl was reported missing. police in colorado will give an
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update about jessica ridgeway's case. right now they will not confirm if the body is the missing girl. she disappeared on her walk to school last week. today we are learning new information into how a man was able to go through airport security with a smoke grenade and other weapons in his luggage. federal agents arrested 28-year-old at the los angeles airport during a layover on his way home to boston from japan. they found all these suspicious items in his luggage. officials in south korea say they screened the man's luggage when he made a stop there but found no hazardous materials. u.s. agents say the smoke grenade violates the u.n. regulations for shipping explosives. harris has a detention hearing tomorrow. syria's government is calling turkey's interception of a syrian passenger plane an act of piracy. military jets forced the syrian air flight, which was headed from russia to damascus to land in turkey. turkish forces believe that plane was carrying military equipment to the syrian
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president's regime. troops seized the plane's cargo but won't say what they found. the incident heightens the attentions between syria and turkey. fuelled from start to finish by doping. that's what a full report from the u.s. anti-doping agency says about lance armstrong's career. the more than 1,000-page report contains testimony from 11 former teammates. they say armstrong not only took human growth hormone, testosterone and received blood transfusions but forced teammates to dope as well. the report also details how riders avoided being caught. usada is hoping the report brings change to the sport. >> the u.s. postal service's pro cycling team ran the most sophisticated professionalized and successful drug program that we've ever seen. >> everybody knows that he was the best. and everybody knows he won because he was the best. >> armstrong has not commented
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on the report but has previously denied the usada's assertions. the agency banned armstrong from the sport in august and strip him of all his titles. despicable video here. it was coach against coach at a youth football game in california. that is not the correct videotape. we will try to get that for you and tell you about this football game in california. here we go. youth coaches at a football game in california. this video a parent posted on loin of a coach charging and then tackling a rival coach right in front of their 13-year-old players. things got out of control. people tried to step in as well. that caused more fights, more chaos. no word this morning on why the coach went after the other team's coach. a sigh of relief for redskins fans this morning. robert griffin iii will likely be ready to play ready to play on sunday. rg3 took part in a full practice yesterday and said he felt no ill effects of the mild concussion he suffered on sunday. he will still be evaluated daily and has not yet been cleared for
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contact. griffin says he's learned he needs to work harder to keep himself safe. >> a lot of people said after the game that he didn't necessarily need to make the run that he tried to make when he got hit, but it's a learning thing for him. we're glad to see that he's getting it. >> and his teammates need to help him as well to stay safe. veronica johnson keeping an eye on today's weather. >> which the numbers are going to be much lower today than they were yesterday. we topped out yet upper 60s to around 7 o'degrees. today only 60. we're back to the november air with us. right now we're at 49 degrees. there is a light wind out there currently. it's out of the northwest. that's a dry wind for us. but a little bit of a wind whenever you get cool like that, the chill like that. want to show you the numbers up to the north. 50 degrees in philadelphia. and look at the readings just to the west in west virginia, in ohio, 30s. that's the renewed cold air that
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came in behind last night's weather front. we're going to see another weather front move through and a pretty darn cold start for saturday morning. we're dry, we're cool. you're going to need a nice warm jacket or a light coat. and then for the day today, we'll have some sunshine, under the influence of high pressure. for tomorrow, there's your front. it comes through. again, another front without any rain. our next best chance of rain i think will come on monday. so let's take a look at your four-day forecast for today. 64 the high. we're breezy tomorrow with a high of 63. again, some fall cool days coming your way. but look at sunday. we get into the mid 70s. should see highs in the low and mid 70s early part of next week. >> traveling the beltway. your travel lanes are open. the volume is increasing around the beltway. let's take a look at the beltway in prince george's county. inner loop and outer loop increasing in volume. no major delays. traveling on the outer loop to get to 50 to i-95, you're at 50
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miles per hour. that drive taking nine minutes. travel lanes are open -- you know how it gets around university boulevard, increasing in volume, but not terrible, not yet. about 50 miles per hour from i-95 to i-270, that drive taking 11 minutes right now. back over to you. ahead, it's a smart phone epidemic, the calls that are lighting up 911 switchboards. and still ahead, if this bride looks more rushing than blushing, there's a reason. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account
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this could be the best look we've had yet of apple's unannounced ipad mini. these pictures were posted to twitter by apple. it shows what could be the ipad mini lie on top of a current full size ipad. the small tablet is expected to have a seven-inch screen and feature the new connecter that debuted on the iphone 5. invites for the mini's release were expected to be sent out
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this week with the unveil expected next wednesday, but apple has not confirmed any of these details. have you ever gotten a call from a friend or family member whose phone accidentally dialled you from his or her pocket? 911 operators can relate. according to a new report, about 40% of 911 calls this year have been accidental. and get this, about 100 million illegitimate 911 calls were made last year nationwide. new york city mayor michael bloomberg's office claim accidental calls outnumbered real emergency calls in which police were dispatched. we've been debating, butt dialing versus pocket dialing. i've never heard of pocket dialing. completely unfamiliar to me. >> okay. the threat a local police officer made that landed him in jail. also a local college administrator on leave for taking a stand on same-sex marriage. why so many are surprised by her stance. >> the chill i
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and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. and now from washington's leading news station, this is news4 today. breaking news.
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a tragedy overnight in maryland. five people killed by an early morning fire. four of them children. this morning we're learning more about the chaos when firefighters arrived. plus a local chej administrator in hot water for taking what some call a surprising stance on gaye marria -- gay marriage. and season on the line. if the nats want to play another one, they need to win today. good morning, everybody. welcome back to news4 today. some couples plan mid week weddings. then there are expecting parents hoping to have their children, that's because today isn't just october 11th. it's 10-11-12. >> not to be confused with 5-6-7-8. she doesn't laugh anymore. the question now, what can you expect on 10-11-12 weather-wise? veronica johnson on the storm team weather deck with all that. >> 5-6-7-8, that just means
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you're living in the past. that's so yesterday. outside the studios of nbc 4, there's a light wind right now and a real chill in the air. i've got the coat on again. up there, though, we've got about 45 minutes away from sunrise. and skies are mostly clear across the area. so we will be having some sunshine early on today. 49 degrees your current temperature. as we take it to a couple of other neighborhoods right now. right now it's petworth and shaw, 45 degrees. bailey's crossroads at 44. bus stop forecast will see temperatures between the low and mid 40s. so a jacket is required if you're going to be going to the game today. it's at 4:00. that will be during the time of maximum heating. so 64 temperature. yesterday we got up to 70, so
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much cooler here. what's going on with traffic? >> well, the usual delays on i-95, unfortunately. let's take a look if you're traveling northbound i-95. southbound, no issues. nice and clear. northbound, delays really start as you travel in the dale city area. and then it's just stop and go for you. here's a look at prince william parkway. south looks good. travel speed as you make your way from prince william parkway to the beltway, you're under speed, about 34 miles per hour, that drive taking 22 minutes. 395 starting to see delays as well. the bulk of your delays from the beltway to about seminary road, but it is starting to slowdown to the 14th street bridge. you're sluggish and that drive is going to take you about 15 minutes to get from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. let's check in with melissa in the live desk with some breaking news. >> right now baltimore firefighters are still combing through the rubble after a house fire tha killed five people, including four children. take a look. our chopper was over the scene just a little while ago. you can see the lights and
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apparatus. wbal is reporting it was a grandmother and four children that were killed. one person had to jump from a second story window, and two firefighters were hurt, but are expected to be okay. still not clear at this point how the fire started, but it took fire investigators two hours to knock it down. controversy this morning at a d.c. university. an administrator in charge of diversity on paid leave now after taking a stand on proposed same-sex marriage in maryland. dr. angela mccaskill is the chief diversity officer in northeast d.c. this summer she reportedly signed a petition to reverse maryland's proposed same-sex marriage law. school officials say it is inappropriate given her position. the university president says he is considering what to do next. the neighborhood there is also the focus of a homicide investigation. someone shot and killed a man yesterday afternoon near 8th street northeast, not far from east capital street.
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the police chief says an officer a block away found the victim. there is no word, though, on whether he or she spotted the shooter. the school was never locked down even though this took place a block from campus. a d.c. police officer is facing criminal charges in pittsburgh, where police say he threatened a bus driver. officers arrested william anderson ii over the weekend. they say he pulled out his expandable baton and began swinging it when the driver told him he would have to stand or wait for another bus. williams is on leave and in pittsburgh as a grad student at carnegie mellon. today army officials will hear arguments about why the fort hood shooting suspect should keep his beard. a judge told major nadal hasan that he must shave before his court marshall but he charged it because he says it violates its religious rights as a muslim. hasan is accused of killing 13 people at the texas army post in 2009. and the parents of two virginia tech students who were killed in the shooting there
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back in 2007 want to take the school's president to court. they're trying to file suit against university president charles w.steiger for wrongful death. 32 people were killed in that shooting. maryland health officials say they're still trying to contact about 1,500 people who may be linked to the meningitis outbreak. that's according to "the baltimore sun" newspaper. at last count, the cdc reported 138 people had fungal meningitis from a contaminated steroid injection. 12 victims have died. one in maryland and one in virginia among them. the steroid shots commonly used the treat back pain came from the new england compounding center in massachusetts. that company has recalled all of its products. doctors say more cases will likely be discovered in the coming weeks. in the day ahead, the dalai lama will visit charlottesville, virginia, to speak about compassionate medicare, part of a larger trip to college towns.
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the buddhist spiritual leader will speak during two events, one which will be held at an outdoor pavilion in downtown. yesterday he was in williamsburg where he spoke about treating enemies with compassion and the consequences of war. the supposed link between chocolate and the nobel prize. also, something millions of american teens do, but not in the white house. what's off-limits for the first family's children. a bride who may have misunderstood the whole something borrowed thing. why police are now looking for her. and a double digit drop compared to ye
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♪ you know i wish that i had jesse's girl ♪ >> everybody sing. a massive crowd of new yorkers stopped for an impromptu si
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singalong with rick springfield. he's promoting his album "end of the world" by playing in various end of the world platforms like new york's subway. he sang his classic "jesse's girl." >> the world would be so much better if people just spontaneously burst into song. >> you know, with the guitar. would you do that? >> i would so jump in. >> and a two-step. >> or a four-step. >> and a five, six, seven, eight. >> we see just a little bit of the sun starting to work its way toward the horizon. veronica johnson is in with a look at what we can expect today weather-wise. >> despite all the sunshine that we'll have, it's going to be chilly. look at that. 49 degrees, your temperature. there's even a light wind outside.
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it just came in from outside. it is definitely chilly. the air dry right now. a weather front that did not bring any rain. we're in the low 40s north, mid 40s around manassas. 39 in culpepper, virginia. here's a look at your hour by hour forecast. sunshine throughout the day. just cool conditions. your high temperature for today, 64 degrees. should be in in low to mid 60s between about 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. today. tomorrow the same deal. i'll give you details on that in about ten minutes. >> i'm watching the situation on the beltway. chopper 4 is live. the outer loop at 355 had an earlier crash. the right lane is blocked as well as the exit ramp. the right lane there as well. so what you'll have to do is work your way around the
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accident to take the exit. we are starting to see some delays as you make your way towards this accident. fire department is on the scene. police as well. your travel speed on the outer loop about 32 miles per hour. at least 17 minutes to get from i-95 to i-270. looking at 50, you are slow from. the beltway heading down to new york avenue, that's where your delays are. aaron, over to you. the live desk now with breaking news. >> good morning. the 14-year-old pakistani girl shot by the taliban earlier this week is now being moved from one hospital to another just outside islamabad. this is for better medical treatment. military spokesman said she's been moved to the bigger, better resourced facility. she is stable but still unconscious after a emergency surgery to remove a bullet from her neck on wednesday. the family will be traveling with her.
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the nationals' playoff run could come to an end after just four games. they must win today to keep their season alive. the nats trail the st. louis cardinals two games to one in their national league division series. the world series champion cards blue out the nationals 8-0 in the team's first home playoff game. even with the pressure to win today, the nats are confident they can come back. >> you know, we've been playing good baseball all yearlong. we've had the best record in the major leagues for a reason. we believe in ourselves. it's just about coming out and getting it done. >> i think we're excited. it's fun to play a winner take all kind of game. we're excited for it. >> today's game is set for just after 4:00. ross detwiler who grew up in the st. louis area, will be on the mound for the nats. he'll face the cardinals' ace kyle lohse. >> can he do it again? he did! >> perhaps losing 8-0 is better than losing this way. the orioles fell to the yankees in game 3 of the american league
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division series thanks to this 12th inning home run from raul ibanez. that's not the worst part. the o's led heading into the ninth inning. the yankees lead the orioles in the series two games to one. baltimore must win tonight to keep their season alive. mitt romney has enjoyed a boost in several polls from a strong debate performance, but it's a new poll out this morning of voters in swing states that may hold the most encouraging news for the former governor. the poll by nbc news, marist, and "wall street journal" shows romney closing the gap in three states. ohio, florida, and right here in virginia. it is virginia that is considered one of the most important states of this election where romney is really gaining some ground. he now leads the president there 48% to 47% that. is a three-point swing from last week when he trailed by two points in. ohio is where we're also seeing some new numbers out this morning. the president still leads there, though. romney has gained two points in
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the last week to shrink the advantage to 51-45 right now. the president also leading in florida this morning, but only by one percentage point, well within the margin of error for this poll. the only good news for the president here, it is the same lead he held during last week's poll. mitt romney is elaborating his position on abortion. during a campaign stop in ohio, the republican presidential candidate detailed his plans on the issue if elected. >> i am a pro life candidate. i'll be a pro life president. the actions i'll take immediately are to remove funding for planned parenthood. it will not be part of my budget. >> earlier this week, romney told "the des moines register" that if elected he would not pursue abortion related legislation. campaign aides say romney is trying to cover up his pog and would support banning all abortions. romney's oldest son tag romney
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will kick off a bus tour and then head towards charlottesville. his fourth son ben will host a debate watch party in arlington. tonight is the first and only vice presidential debate. vice president joe biden and republican challenger paul ryan face off at center college in kentucky. ryan has reportedly done three mock debates in preparation for tonight. the vice president has studied ryan's book, speeches and budget plan. analysts say viewers will watch for visual cues. our debate coverage begins at 8:00. a family in frederick county says they may press charges because their teenaged son keeps getting bullied. preston diener was bullied earlier this week. last week diener was suspended from brunswick high school for fighting back against bullies in gym class. as a result he was not allowed to go to homecoming. his family and friends are hosting an anti-bullying homecoming dance this friday. about 150 people are expected to
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attend. boxer sugar ray leonard is coming home to today to join the fight against bullying. the world champion boxer grew up in palmer park. he's also planning to launch a literacy campaign. the event is scheduled for 3:45 this afternoon. this morning we'll get more answers about the death of a giant panda cub at the national zoo. the cub lived for six days before it died late last month. zoo keepers now believe the panda was a female. a preliminary report showed the cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. the news conference starts at 10:00 a.m. we will be there. you can look for the latest on hikers and bikers will see more police patrols on a popular trail in montgomery county after several violent attacks. police say two attacks on the capital crescent trail may be linked. they say a teenager grabbed two other teens on september 29th in the wisconsin avenue tunnel in bethesda and tried to rob them.
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on friday, police arrested a 16-year-old from rockville in the case. they believe the attack may be linked to a robbery in the same tunnel that happened in july. >> i mean, i use it a lot. my girlfriend uses it to run on. and she's like a young single girl kind of running early morning, late evening. so yeah, it's pretty concerning. >> police made at least one arrest in another attack that happened in july. they do not believe it is related to the other attacks on the trail. as police investigate behind who's behind a series of gropings, there's now another reported incident. yesterday a 25-year-old woman reported being groped in springfield. she is the sixth person to report such an incident in the last month. investigators think there could be more. for system of you, this will be a blast from the past. a once popular practice for coca-cola fans is going away. courtney reagan is live with that. i'm a little sad about this, courtney. >> i know. it's end of an era for coca-cola
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lovers in a way. the soft drink giant is stopping production of its 6.5-ounce glass bottle. a small coke bottler in minnesota had been refilling the container since 1932. it says it no longer makes good business sense to continue to do so. you still get your hands on an eight-ounce glass bottle nationwide. e-bay is getting a fresh new look. the overall has a more social network feel with a nod towards pinterest. the features will be rolled out gradually over the next three months. e-bay is also launching a smart phone and tablet app called e-bay now, which lets people buy items from retailers like macy's, target and walgreens. and it promises delivery within an hour in most cities. for now, though, the service is just being tested in san francisco. back to you. first lady michelle obama says she tells her daughters to embrace whomever they're going
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to be, just don't embrace it on facebook. the first lady recently said in a round table discussion she will not let malia or sasha join the social media site. she says their every moment can be captured and shared online. the first lady talked about conversations with her daughters. she worried someone could use their moments of expression to define their character forever. and it could be a security risk, as you mentioned. >> probably just good for them to stay off the social networking for a while. >> as my mother would say, there will be plenty of years for all of that. a lot of things got put off. so today, we're putting off the warmth too because yesterday we got up to 70. today we're going to have more sunshine, just less warmth around the area. i wanted to show you the freeze warnings that are out. just west of our area. western maryland around cumberland and areas around elkins and west virginia and up into pittsburgh and back into cincinnati, all these freeze warnings until 9:00 a.m. a little closer in, you see
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areas around cumberland, down to petersburg and roanoke. so we're talking about the cold. it's going to get more intense over the next couple weeks, and even saturday morning we could be starting out at our lowest readings that we've seen for the fall so far. right now your temperature 49 degrees. look at that sunrise. that is one pretty sunrise from. the 40s where we are right now to sunshine, mid 50s by lunchtime today. we're under the influence of this high pressure system for today. for friday, we're going to see a cold front move in, just like the last cold front this one will come through without any rain. just a few clouds around our area. in an early part of next week, that's our next best chance of rain on monday with this system. it will be a big severe weather producer, i think, on saturday. areas of missouri and around iowa right through the plains. and behind that front, we're going to cool down again. as far as our afternoon goes, just like the game forecast says, 64, mostly sunny and cool. keep your fingers crossed, right? as far as the evening goes,
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sunsets at 6:35. the four-day forecast, here we go, low choice for tomorrow. a little bit of wind. we push to the mid 70s on sunday. i think it's going to be an excellent day on sunday for taking some fall pictures, especially if you're traveling west. always good when you get the sunshine mixed with a little bit of wind. let's take another look and see what's going on with first 4 traffic. >> i'm following breaking news on the beltway. an earlier crash outer loop of the beltway at 3:55, was blocking two of your right lanes. that crash is gone, but delays remain. absolutely jammed new hampshire avenue. and you're sluggish all the way at you make your way toward 355. it's just a slow trip for you. so far you're at about 25 miles per hour, at least at maximum. let's head over right now to southeast. they are still seeing an accident involving a car fire. this is at 17th street and massachusetts avenue. please travel that area with caution. and delays on 395 usual, but just sluggish as you make your
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way to the 14th street bridge. we'll take a live look. you are heavy on the brakes here. to get to the 14th street bridge that drive will take you about 21 minutes as of now. over to you. >> sunny days at costume shops right now. halloween just a few weeks away and big bird kos tup costumes ag off store shelves. ever since mitt romney mentioned big bird, costume stores say they've seen an increase in sales. the other big sellers are presidential masks. right now president obama's masks are outselling mitt romney, but romney has been gaining on the president since the debate. in just a few minutes, the swedish academy will announce the nobel prize in literature. tomorrow the committee will announce the nobel peace prize. here is something interesting about eating chocolate and nobel prize winners. based on last year's winner, a new york researcher found the countries that ate more chocolate won more nobel prizes. switzerland led the pack in
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chocolate and nobels. the u.s. was in the middle along with the netherlands. ireland, france, belgium and germany. it can boost brain function like green tea and red wine. see what i'm telling you? i love my chocolate. >> seriously? >> seriousism chocolate makes you smarter, aaron. >> i know. take a look at some of this video. this happened a week ago. the shop owner says the woman came in with a group of six friends and a small child. those friends were distracting the owners inside the dressing room while the woman was able to grab a $5,000 gown and walk out of the store. police say the little girl was in on the act as well. >> the kid asked for my wife to go to buy pizza and go by drink, and we say this is a boutique store this is not a restaurant. >> so far, no one has come forward to identify the woman or her accomplices. melissa is at the live desk
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with some breaking news. >> we now know the ages of the children killed in an east baltimore fire earlier this morning. they were 1, 3, 5, and 7 years old. their grandmother was reportedly also killed. crews are still on the scene. our chopper was there earlier as well. a man had to jump from that second story window. at one point a firefighter fell through a floor, and two firefighters received minor injuries. it's still not clear how the fire started. let's check one last look at the forecast now with veronica. >> cool sunshine for today. we're back into 60s. just had one day where we were up to the 70s. if you want those highs in the 70 toss return, sunday is going to be really nice around here. mild, breezy. should hang on with highs in the low and mid 70s most of next week. gets a little warm around here, and right now, a little bit of rain, maybe monday, too. >> still sluggish on the beltway in our area, just starting to
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slow down. travel speeds about 23 miles per hour. the earlier accident is going to cause you problems if you're about the leave the house. expect delays on the outer loop. and that is news4 today. thank you for starting your day with us. >> we'll be back in 25 minutes with weather, traffic and any breaking news, and we're back here tomorrow morning at 4:28. we'll see you tomorrow. >> make it a great thursday, everybody.
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